Tigard, October 12th, 2013.  Over 600 supporters, business leaders and volunteers came together to support the work of Medical Teams International and raise funds for its programs all around the world at the 8th annual Great Adventure Dinner and Auction. Jeff Pinneo and auction chairs Michele and Greg Goodwin celebrated a great event due to the generosity of donors. (Photo credit, Doug Vorwaller and Chris Stipe)

Dr. Brian and Dannette Liebreich and Georgene and Leonard Berhardt are part of the MTI team.

Dr. Brian and Dannette Liebreich and Georgene and Leonard Berhardt are part of the MTI team.

“The support for the work of Medical Teams International demonstrated at this event was overwhelming,” said Jeff Pinneo, President and CEO of the Tigard-based humanitarian relief and development organization. “Thanks to the generosity of so many in our community, we can provide care to people affected by disaster, conflict and poverty. We are grateful for the compassionate people who came alongside our efforts through their support.”

Auction guests raised the paddles high to support MTI's programs all around the world and here at home.

Auction guests raised the paddles high to support MTI’s programs all around the world and here at home.

Over 100 volunteers made this event possible.

Over 100 volunteers made this event possible.

The event was held at the nonprofit’s headquarters in Tigard and featured a silent auction, live auction, and raffle drawing for a brand new 2014 Lexus IS 250.  

Johnna Wells served as auctioneer and, once again, Portland’s KGW weatherman Matt Zaffino emceed and engaged the large audience.

Presenting sponsors of the event were Alaska Airlines, Clear Channel Media, Kuni Lexus of Portland, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, Reser’s Fine Foods, Standard TV & Appliance, and the Yoshida Group.

2013 Auction chairs were Greg and Michele Goodwin. Committee members included Phil and Linda Lane, Scott and Dana Cress, Mark and Ruth Ann Dodson, Mal and Janeen McAninch, Kathi McCoy, Kathy Herman (Procurement Chair), Carole Bordak, Suzi Chisena, Daphne Cooluris, Ron King, Michael Magaurn, Janey Pinneo, Pat Reser, Billy Schmitz, Julie Sorenson and Nancy Wilgenbusch.

From Medical Teams International: We are a Christian global health organization, helping  people affected by disaster, conflict and poverty in 70 countries. We deliver medical and dental care, humanitarian aid, and holistic development programs to all people in need, regardless of religion, nationality, sex, or race. We respond to disasters around the world—and here at home—by sending teams of volunteer medical professionals and medical supplies to care for the sick and injured. We also mobilize long-term health promotion initiatives, collaborating with established partners within each community to ensure that our programs have a sustainable impact.

We use internationally-accepted guidelines which are determined by the global health community. Our headquarters and field staff consistently review our commitments based on needs, capacity and potential for impact. 

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